1991: The firm assists in the bankruptcy and reorganization of securities firm Drexel Burnham Lambert.
1992: After more than 140 years in Manhattan's Financial District, Davis Polk moves its office uptown to 450 Lexington, near Grand Central Terminal.
1993: The firm opens its second office in Asia, in Hong Kong.
1998: Davis Polk lawyers take a lead role in negotiating the landmark $206 billion tobacco settlement with 46 states – the largest settlement of civil litigation in history.
1998: Davis Polk advises Exxon on its $81 billion merger with Mobil (at the time, the largest merger in history) to create world's biggest oil company.
1999: The firm opens its Northern California office.
1999: The firm works on the $5.4 billion IPO of United Parcel Service (at the time, the largest U.S. IPO).
1999: At its 150th anniversary, the firm has 525 lawyers, more than triple the head count 25 years earlier. The firm’s 131 partners include 24 women.